I recently saw this video and found it to be very powerful. Singer, Colbie Caillat, hit back at the pressures of external beauty by pulling the layers off of herself. From the weave in her hair, the filter on the camera to the fake lashes and the makeup, Colbie softly sings lyrics saying, ‘you don’t have to try so hard, you don’t have to give it all away, you just have to get up, get up, get you. You don’t have to change a single thing.’
The song has proved to be a welcomed anthem for many young girls (and boys) across the globe. The pressure of feeling you need to ‘fit in’ or ‘be a certain way’ is lifted, and for the 3:51 minutes of the song we get to see a myriad of women revealing who they really are. It’s not only powerful but beautiful.
So, as we journey through this conversation of Self Esteem, can I encourage you to watch this video and share it with those in your home and beyond. The most powerful space you can operate from is being the best version of YOU you can be. Whilst I write this and listen to this song, I’m reminded of one of my favourite quotes:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson
Now enjoy this video by Colbie Caillat – Try